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Bob Fowler

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  1. What a wonderful and lovely gesture this was, I noticed the inscription as well, I hope any replicas or originals sell well.
  2. Before that he was a Tiger then became a Rover (Pirate) so perhaps he was stocking up his ship before his next forage. I don't read the Dalesman though I should, to see that lovely countryside I'm missing.
  3. Let's all calm down a bit. Rovers were undoubtedly the best team in their competition this season, apart from losing to a drop/field goa; after the alloted time was up we could claim anything we wanted. I'm just happy that the club campaigned so well made me proud and made the rugby league world take notice that Featherstone are on their way back. We knew the ruled, and we played to them game over. However, I am so proud of my team and so proud of the club. Well Done everyone as for the g;ory of a win on finals day, it didn't happen this time, but I'll tell you what, no tesm in the Championship will relish playing us next season and what a cracking league it will be with Leigh, and Widnes recruiting wisely Halifax hoping to ( they may well be able to now financially) Barrow showing they still mean business and worthy new comers back in the league. I look forward to next season, no back to one just passed. Do you know what ? you can call me anything you want except ..........Late for Lunch
  4. Why not simply have a designated area at PO Road for smokers. there is plenty of room for it, perhaps even allow the smoker to have a drink as well. I understand the fire risks, so they can be assessed and dealt with, as or people's health ? it's just as unhealthy riding in a car in traffic. A cigarette would kill me, but I know how much people enjoy smoking, we don't stop drinking and that causes as many deaths as smoking, drunken acts can be worse than careless cig butts. People ought to have a freedom of choice, so long as it does not interfere with those who do not wish or cannot tolerate cigarette smoke.
  5. I always believed that in play offs which were restricted for replays then something other than a Golden point should prevail. My thoughts were that in the event of a tie on 80 minutes then the prize money be shared equally, however, the championship trophy went to the side scoring more league points. Having said that Halifax won fair and square, I don't dispute that at all., but even the wife said that seems unfair when she asked me what happens if they draw ? It could have gone our way and this is just my feelings which you may or may not agree with and of course many wont.
  6. Rumour has it that one team won't have any fixtures, well at least their fans won't be allowed any matches. ( Hard hat on and wait for bombs dropping on bad joke )
  7. I don't think the Golden Point lost us the game, I believe we lost the game on the first Halifax try, we had players standing expecting others to make the tackle on worrincey and those who couldn't match his pace. Those four points made the difference and we should have been more clinical. I'm still proud of the team and the coaches though they did their best and I believe Stu was right to do as he thought, he is after all our skipper.
  8. I agree with Mick H provisions ought to be made for smokers , those who know me realise that I don't smoke, but I did once and I can understand their frustrations at going without. I hope their is a provision made in future so that non smokers and smokers can get on with their own things. Perhaps if a smoker area had been allowed Sunday's incident may not have happened. That is pure speculation as we have not yet heard any OFFICIAL version as to the cause only speculation. Unless you have proof, you should not make staements about this or any other incident which may or may not happened on Sunday. Silliness will always prevail when there is an audience, such as acting in a manner unbecoming when you have mates to show how macho you are. I wasn't there so I won't comment on this incident, but I have been targeted at some away grounds because I need to have an oxygen tank with me. I just ignore the ignorance and wish I was 40 years younger, and that's the trouble, as men we feel the need to retaliate when abused, the really brave one's are those that ignore any aspirtions and carry on with their lives. We do not want the game to become like football, with fans going to games just to fight. WE need a strong supporter bas e for all clubs or the game dies. Let's get started with showing the rest of the rugby league game that it is safe and welcoming to come to Featherstone that way we get bigger crowds and more income and a better way of life. Oh yes and a smoking shelter !!
  9. I do hope that the injured fan recovers completely, there is absolutely no place in rugby league for fan violence no matter how intimidated you feel. Too many fans tag on when a team reaches a final and of course we all look forward to having extra support. What we don't and never will need is an excuse for violence. I wasn't there so I can't comment on the incident, I'm just sad that someone has been injured.
  10. I'll let Louis Walsh know David, but despite my old fashioned grumbling ENJOY Yourselves and have a great day out. as for singing ? Well I'll tell you my voice is so bad, that I leave the room before I start so i don't have to listen to myself.
  11. She called me a silly Ass the other day, so I suppose I'm now a drug Mule. oops I'm back for me medication
  12. Don't try to be bitter, JJP gave his all when he was here and had the anxiety of leaving his family behind to play for us. He would have completed his contract had it not being for his son being seriously ill. A rugby players sporting life is not a long one and to stay in this country and have his family would have meant earning more than he did with Rovers. let's thank him for what he did for us and his leaving gave Sam his chance to shine which he has taken with both hands
  13. It won't make the top ten but at least they could effluence it a bit. and people question what are we going to sing, it's obvious, we sing owt as long as it makes us look stupid, and moronic. Why not try singing the songs my dad used to sing ( and he COULD sing) Hearts of Oak .
  14. Very clever Colin I like that, but seriously the humour injected by Old Rover makes my daydespite the purists not liking it. A laugh a day keeps me happy and alive.
  15. I was there ( Widnes) Maureen and I saw the Ginger minger in front of you, I thought your reception was great it brought the biggest erm ( BOO) of the day but you coped admirably. When I got mine I was taken out of my seat to reception when York were winning, As I went into the tunnel I saw the then coach Richrd Agar and went up to congratulate him, he gave me a look of thunder, they were turned over in the last ten minutes. A great day and one I will always remember. However, Gary's achievement is even greater now as it is one person award when ours was given to each club.
  16. If ever an award was deserved by someone then this is the one. It is a fine achievement by someone whose heart and soul have always been with the club. Someone to whom we should all look to for inspiration. I can think of no-one better than Gary to receive this accolade. Unassuming, shy retiring, Gary is not, but hard working, passionate loyal he is. I'm sure Gary would be first to give praise to thos who assist him, but what he has done for the supporters, and the club is immeasurable his unstinting sponsorship of players and his donations to FRISA via the Blue Lagoon cannot be dismissed in any way shape or form. I am so proud to be a fan of the club which has supporters such as Gary. Congratulations and well done from all my family.
  17. I think pre and post match interviews with (sober) fans can set an atmosphere, Scan the rovers fans slowly to show who was there. I think the improvements made over the season with replays etc has shown a big jump in production levels and I for one am most grateful. We have always had pretty good coverage but it gets better every season. Thanks .
  18. I'll race thee in mine in fact I'm taking so many medications the wife got arrested for being a drug pusher. By the way I have an electric scooter for sale, it fits in a car boot but not a football boot. Only used once, when I crashed it into the disabled toilet at Big fellas trying to avoid Trevor Exton. Thanks for your humour Old Rover it keeps me laughing, mind you when I laugh I go breathless, Nurse where's me oxygen ????
  19. Big surprise that wasn't it and his mate is reffing the Championship 1 final The Co-operative Championship 1 Play Off Final Oldham v York City Knights 3.05pm (SKY) Ref G Hewer TJ A Sweet TJ S Wright RR C Leatherbarrow RTJ T Mahar VR TBC TK TBC MC M Charlton At Halliwell Jones, Warrington No doubt Robert will be touch judge for the Super League Grand Final as well he's on telly more than Christine Bleakly.
  20. ONe things for sure Simon Cowell can sleep easy and as for singing we haven't time for rehearsals and by the read of it we need them. At 7 o'clock I shall sing " The Day thou gave us Lord has ended" and hopefully follow it with " Marching to Glory" the saving grace is no-one else will hear me. I suggest you all meet up prior to kick off and rehearse a song ( without swear words) and perhaps Briitains Got talent judges will put you on next year.
  21. Lovely view from my bedroom And yes Colin it is always difficult when you have a chronic condition to work things out. For my part the logistics of getting there and watching were too difficult , but I will bewatching and enjoying the occassion, I want our fans to do the club proud, win or lose and to show the Rugby League World what they are missing without the Rovers. The final is a much for the fans as the club and especially for those who relentlesly work so hard behind the scenes to keep the club going. The volunteers, FRISA and the Joint Supporters group aided by the fans and BOD . I'm ready for Sunday and I know we will prevail.
  22. Wonderful cause to collect for.MacMillan don't just look after cancer patients ( although that is their main object) they look after people such as I with life threatening conditions and I for one am most grateful and sincere for their work
  23. Hopefully the staff will be winging their way to Warrington as soon as the last coach leaves, however, I'm home ( in Hemsworth) it's my birthday and the wife is doing a special tea ( Barrow humble pie and Halifax has Beans) you would have to take your shoes off if you wanted to come over though as the wife is house proud. ( You can leave the rest of your clothes on ) I have seating and standing room still aailable and a swear box handy for comments about the referee. I don't have beer, but I do have some Magners left over from Christmas and some Guiness from three years ago, if I can get it unstuck from the back of the fridge. Half time entertainment is available at no extra cost, this entails a lawn mower race where the person who cuts most of my grass get's to have a flannel to wash his/her face. If this is too much I also have plenty of free oxygen for you to have a puff on ( none homophobic) The bust stop is almost outside my home I have parking for three cars and a Donkey and you don't even have to walk up the stairs as transport is provided. PLease call me if you are interested places going fast ( which is much better than I can manage). However, neither my wife nor I are beers so your request to watch with a few beers will not stand up.
  24. Don't sing SHOUT. it comes over as moronic when you denegrate other teams and the one impression we want to give the RFL is that of a responsible club. I'm not a spoilsport, just a re-incarnation of Simon Cowell
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